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What's New: Halloween Edition Inside Scoop on Spooky Activities

Lewis Edwards

October 25, 2023


Looking for some plans aside from that one costume party you have on the agenda? We’ve got you covered.

Texas Tech University's J.T. & Maragaret Talkington College of Visual & Performing Arts  School of Music will set the mood for the holiday a few days early. The Texas Tech University Symphony Orchestra presents its annual Halloween “Hauntcert”. There will be pieces performed from classic musicals, as well as world-renowned composers. 


This concert is in collaboration with Hutchinson Middle School, Texas Tech String Project and Lubbock High Mariachi de Oro. This is a free and family-friendly event. The Hauntcert is from 4-6 p.m. Sunday Oct. 29 at the SUB Allen Theatre

This is a unique collaboration for the University Symphony Orchestra and the Lubbock community. Lanfranco Marcelletti Jr., associate professor of music and director of orchestral studies hopes this show sparks interest in all who attend.

“They will first hear pieces with a full orchestra with just the Texas Tech University Symphony Orchestra like (Hector) Berlioz's ‘March to Scaffold' and a piece by (Richard) Wagner that is dark like Halloween and then another that is uplifting,” said Marcelletti. “Then we will do a collaboration with Hutchinson Middle School of just strings and then we finish with the full orchestra and mariachi with Lubbock High School. It's fun music and a way to connect to the community.”

Nightmare on 19th

If you want a good scare there's a four-part scream park just a short drive from campus.

Go experience the “17th year of fear” at Nightmare on 19th Street. This place is a mile and a quarter of well-divided spooky attractions sure to get that heart rate up and adrenaline pumping. Tickets can be purchased either in person or online for the haunted park that's open from 7:30-11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 7:30-10 p.m. Thursdays and Sundays. The park is open Oct. 30 through Nov. 5 but not consecutively, so check the website for days of operation. Tickets range from $20-$25. 

If you're looking to have a good time without the jump-scares we've got just the perfect spot for you. 

At'l Do Farms

Check out At'l Do Farms. This is a family-friendly place that features activities for adults and children. You can enjoy the fall weather with a breezy pumpkin-patch hayride or take a stroll through a maze. There are plenty of areas to take holiday-themed pictures with pumpkins in the background. The concession stand is equipped with everything from brisket to kettle corn and hot chocolate. Perfect for those in the holiday mood. The kids can enjoy themselves with horseback rides, the cow train and the barnyard with farm animals. 

At'l Do Farms

At'l Do Farms has a campfire area you can book with family and frien ds and even buy a S'mores pack that serves up to 10 people. Don't forget to bring your student ID for $2 off admission price, which is $13 on weekends and $9 on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. 

With Halloween right around the corner, those are some options both on and off campus you don't want to miss out on. 


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